SFC Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, May 15 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, during combat operations while serving with the United States Army 603rd Military Police Company, United States Army Reserve, Belton, Mo.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at First United Methodist Church-Celebration Center, 1701 W. 32nd St. in Sedalia, Mo., with Dr. Rusty Savage officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Blackwater Chapel Cemetery, south of Sweet Springs, Mo. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to family choice. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com
Trent was born Oct. 12, 1979, in Hays, Kan., to Marshall Rhea, who survives of Oakley, Kan., and Rebecca Breeden Rhea, who survives of Colby, Kan. He was a 1998 graduate of Oakley High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in history from the University of Central Missouri. On April 22, 2006, he married Leah Reid, who survives of the home. Trent lived in the Kansas City area the last several years and was a United States Army Reservist with the 603rd Military Police Company out of Belton for the last 12 years. He also served as a research analyst for the United States Army’s Human Terrain System, based out of Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and was a life member of the V.F. W. Trent had an amazing faith and trust in God, and was a member of Platte City First Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Leah Reid Rhea, of the home; and his parents, Marshall Rhea (Julie), and Rebecca Breeden Rhea; he is survived by his three daughters, Autumn Lee Rhea, Joanna Lynn Rhea and Abigail Christine Rhea; twin brother, Travis Rhea, of Ft. Collins, Colo.; sister, Samantha Repshire, of Oakley; step-brother, Jody Kruse, of Oakley; step-sister, Jade Kruse, of Oakley; paternal grandmother, Eileen Rhea, of Oakley; maternal grandfather, Kenny Breeden (Shirley), of Stockton, Kan.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harlan and Lynn Reid, of Sweet Springs; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends and fellow comrades.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harold Rhea; maternal grandmother, Pat Breeden; and his step-brother, Jance Kruse.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, 226 S. Odell, Marshall, Mo.